PRESS RELEASE – Space is the Answer – For immediate release
Leeward Space Foundation announced today plans to establish an international system of local chapters to be know as “Space is the Answer” chapters. The purpose of establishing this network of local chapters is two fold. Firstly, the local chapters will support the mission of Leeward Space Foundation by promoting the idea that the development of space and space resources can provide many, if not all the answers to Mankind’s most pressing concerns. “Most people know that Human Civilization faces some very difficult challenges ahead such as; climate change, industrial pollution, developing clean energy, eliminating poverty and many others ”, said John Lee, Executive Director of Leeward Space Foundation, “but few realize that there are permanent solutions to these problems to be found by developing nearby space resources”.
Secondly, the network of local chapters will help Leeward develop a Scholarship program for High School Seniors or equivalent and a separate scholarship for college level. Each local school or community chapter can sponsor a graduating senior or college student who will then present a paper to Leeward concerning how he believes developing space resources will provide an answer to a particular concern facing humanity. The best papers will earn their composers scholarship grants and will be published on http://www.Space-Is-The-Answer.Org Lee also said, “We must make the next generation aware of the huge potential of space development, for they are the ones who will build the infrastructure that will grow Human Civilization out into the Solar System”. The first year’s scholarships will be $1000, but plans are to grow the top scholarship to $10,000 and to offer four other lesser grants.
The application process to become a “Space Is The Answer” local chapter is very easy: simply send an email to: chapters@LeewardSpaceFoundation.Org with your location and the group to be represented. There are no national dues or donation requirements, though each chapter may charge local membership dues. Each chapter must actively participate in as many of Leeward Space Foundation’s fund-raising activities as possible. The activities are listed at: http://www.LeewardSpaceFoundation.Org/id21.html. In order to insure widespread participation in the scholarship program, Leeward will also accept papers from candidates nominated by any group or organization that will commit to participate in Leeward’s fund-raising activities.
Leeward also announced that the first “Space Is The Answer” Chapter will be located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This chapter, along with the Puerto Rico chapter of the National Space Society, Leeward Space Foundation and Stratowave Corporation will be sponsoring the first - Space Is the Answer - Space Congress in Puerto Rico from Oct. 23 through Oct. 27, 2010. The promoters of the new Mexican Space Agency will be attending with a delegation. Anyone who wishes to attend the Congress or present a paper about how “Space Is The Answer” to any of Mankind’s greatest concerns may do so by registering at: http://leeward.crowdvine.com/